A COLLABORATION OF MASSACHUSETTS REHABILITATION FACILITIES, CONSUMER ORGANIZATIONS, LEGISLATORS, SCIENTISTS, RESEARCHERS, POLICY MAKERS, AND ADVOCATES WORKING TOWARD A COMMON GOAL TO INCREASE AWARENESS AND FUNDING FOR SPINAL CORD INJURY CURE
Our Vision is to promote awareness, funding, research, and rehabilitation in the quest for a cure of Spinal Cord Injury Paralysis.
Our Mission is to share information from our network community to promote improvement in the quality of life and activities of daily living of those with Spinal Cord Injury Paralysis.
Massachusetts Walks Again is pleased to announce some positive developments. Years of advocacy combined with testimonies in July, 2015 and September, 2015 have led to the passage of S.2019.
The Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund is renamed after the late Senator Thomas Kennedy, a long-serving Massachusetts Legislator with a spinal cord injury. The bill (S-2019) now allocates 100% of the fines to the fund and corrects the Scrivener’s error in 2010.The Massachusetts Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund was established in 2004 to provide funding opportunities for cutting-edge Spinal Cord Injury research in Massachusetts.
To date, over $5,000,000 has been allocated to this fund. Funds come from a surcharge to the reinstatement of every Massachusetts motor vehicle license.